Mit Carl Lindes Erfindung der Kältemaschine konnte die Bierherstellung revolutioniert werden. Die Ur-Maschine ist von Wien ins Museum für Bayerische Geschichte nach Regensburg gereist.
Fast sechs Tonnen bringt die Original Linde-Kältemaschine auf die Waage. Mit 2,40 Metern Höhe, 5,30 Metern Breite und 2,10 Metern Tiefe ist das Exponat auch eines der größten in der Dauerausstellung im neuen Museum in Regensburg. Carl Linde experimentierte sechs Jahre lang, bis dieser Prototyp schließlich 1876 in der Maschinenfabrik Augsburg fertig gebaut und ab Januar 1877 in der Dreher’schen Brauerei in Triest eingesetzt werden konnte. Der geniale Erfinder revolutionierte die Bierherstellung weltweit. Die Ur-Maschine wurde jetzt aus Wien angeliefert und in fünf großen Einzelteilen in das erste Obergeschoss ins Regensburger Museum gebracht. Auf der Bühne „Bayern industrialisiert mit Maß“ steht die „Ur-Linde“ für technische Innovationen im Bayern des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts und den Siegeszug des bayerischen Biers. Revolution in der Braukunst Die Linde-Kältemaschine legte mit den Grundstein für den weltweiten Erfolg des Bieres. Vor ihrer Erfindung stellte die Kühlung des Gerstensaftes die Brauer vor große Schwierigkeiten. Untergäriges Bier wie Pils, Lager oder Helles gelingt nur bei Temperaturen unter neun Grad Celsius, und selbst natürlich kalte Felsenkeller schafften diese Voraussetzungen oft nicht über den ganzen Sommer. Bis 1865 war in Bayern das Bierbrauen in den Sommermonaten sogar verboten. Die einzige zusätzliche Kühlung lieferte Natureis, das im Winter in großen Blöcken geschlagen und in Kellern eingelagert wurde. Das Eisschlagen war eine körperlich sehr harte, kräftezehrende und gefährliche Arbeit. Und Natureis war teuer: So musste die Münchner Großbrauerei Hacker-Pschorr im 19. Jahrhundert zeitweise jährlich 24.000 Tonnen Natureis ankaufen. Mit der Erfindung von Carl Linde wurde die Bierproduktion angekurbelt: Dank dem in seiner Maschine eingesetzten Kältemittel Ammoniak konnte untergäriges Bier nun problemlos ganzjährig gebraut werden. Während große Brauereien ihren Brauprozess zunehmend industrialisierten und die innovative Kompressionskältemaschine einsetzten, wurde in zahlreichen Brauereien noch bis ins 20. Jahrhundert mit Natureis gekühlt. Ab Juni 2019 können Besucher die „Ur-Linde“ in der Dauerausstellung bestaunen – und im Museums-Wirtshaus danach ein gutes bayerisches Bier genießen. Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte | Museum Donaumarkt 1, 93047 Regensburg hdbg.de/museum Quelle/Foto: (c) Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte
What distinguishes a good bar from a great one? CraftBeer.com, the Brewers Association’s website for beer lovers, released its annual list of Great American Beer Bars, celebrating establishments across all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico, that readers voted as outstanding for imbibing independent beer.
“CraftBeer.com’s mission is to tell stories about the people, communities and businesses who are the heartbeat of small and independent craft brewing in the U.S.,” said Jess Baker, editor in chief, CraftBeer.com. “We’re excited to shine a spotlight on the beer bars who prominently feature U.S. craft breweries and create memorable beer experiences. They are part of the awesome independent beer community we celebrate. Cheers to the winners on this year’s list.” Methodology: CraftBeer.com readers were asked to nominate their favorite craft beer bar in their state. Beer bars recognized as Great American Beer Bars were selected by popular votes and asked to provide information on their beer bars to confirm their intent to be listed. Nearly 7,000 votes were cast during December 2018. The annual list has been a CraftBeer.com staple since 2012. Visit CraftBeer.com to find your Great American Beer Bar. Photo: Brewers Association
The Brewers Association (BA) - the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—announced its 2019 board of directors, adding three new representatives to the 19-person board.
Eric Wallace, co-founder and president, Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colo.), continues as board chair for a second term. He has served on the board in various capacities since 2011. Newly elected brewpub representative Leah Cheston, co-owner of Right Proper Brewing Co. (Washington, D.C.), joins re-elected packaging brewery representatives Leslie Henderson of Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. (Kiln, Miss.), and Garrett Marrero of Maui Brewing Co. (Kihei, Hawaii). New board member Jill Marilley was appointed by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) governing committee to fill the second of two AHA board seats, vacated by term-limited director Chris Frey. New board member Kevin Blodger, co-founder and head brewer at Union Craft Brewing (Baltimore, Md.) and Larry Chase (brewery in planning) were appointed by the BA board of directors as at-large representatives. They replace outgoing board members Jim Koch (Boston Beer Co.) and Tom McCormick (California Craft Brewers Association). “These are exciting and evolving times for craft brewers,” said Wallace. “Our job as board members is to ensure we’re recognizing the opportunities and tackling the challenges facing the industry with a strategic and unified voice. Each of us is honored to serve this community we’re so proud to be a part of and look forward to working on behalf of our members to provide them with the tools they need to succeed.” More information: www.brewersassociation.org Photo: Brewers Association
Flying Dog Brewery is partnering with Green Leaf Medical Cannabis on a plan to release Maryland’s first THC-infused beer in 2019.
The beer, a non-alcoholic India Pale Ale named Hop Chronic, /Polyvinylpolypyrrolidon PVPP.txt will serve as a medical delivery system to provide Maryland medical cannabis patients with therapeutic cannabinoids including CBD, CBG and THC without the patient having to smoke or vape the cannabis. Hop Chronic, brewed by Flying Dog in partnership with Green Leaf Medical, will be Maryland’s first THC-infused beer and is slated to be released this year. Hop Chronic IPA will only be available at licensed dispensaries and only to people who have a medical recommendation for the use of cannabis. Hop Chronic IPA will be available in a variety of THC and CBD potencies. “We see a lot of interest in cannabis from the craft beer community, and we jumped at the opportunity to partner with Green Leaf on a product that captures the passion and energy you see in fans of both craft beer and cannabis,” states Flying Dog CMO Ben Savage. “There are definitely similarities between the natural flavor profiles we extract from hops and the terpenes and cannabinoids found in Cannabis.” As the fastest growing regional medical cannabis provider, Green Leaf was a perfect fit for Flying Dog. Both entities headquarters are located less than a half-mile from each other in Frederick, Maryland, and both Green Leaf and Flying Dog see many future opportunities to partner on products beyond the release of Hop Chronic this summer. “In a way, the cannabis industry is a lot like the craft beer movement was a few decades ago,” Green Leaf CEO Phil Goldberg said. “We have to educate people and change the overall perception of what cannabis is, what it could be, and how it might benefit people. Partnering with Flying Dog seemed like another great way to get more people interested in cannabis.” Goldberg also stressed that using cannabis-infused non-alcoholic beer as a drug delivery system is a great way to allow cannabis patients to reap the medical benefits of cannabis without having to smoke or vape the cannabis flower. Green Leaf anticipates that its beer partnership with Flying Dog will continue the momentum they’ve built over the past four years. The cannabis provider has raised $23 million since its inception in 2014 and expects to raise an additional $20 million, through its recently-released Series E round of fundraising, to help fuel the acquisition of additional dispensary assets and production resources in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Flying Dog will also be working with Green Leaf on developing specific beer-inspired proprietary cannabis strains, as well as cannabis strain-inspired beer recipes and other products in 2019. Source/Photo: brewbound: http://bit.ly/brewbound_flyingdog www.flyingdog.com
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, CA) announced to acquire 100 percent of Sufferfest Beer Company of San Francisco. The breweries spoke of shared values, commitment to innovation and common goals as basis of the partnership.
“While still in its infancy, Sufferfest is at the front of the wave of ‘functional’ alcoholic beverages,” said Sierra Nevada President and CEO Jeff White. “By joining with Sierra Nevada, Sufferfest will be better positioned to grow and continue to lead the way in a rapidly growing and highly competitive space.” “Sierra Nevada is the perfect fit,” explained Caitlin Landesberg, founder and CEO of Sufferfest. "Sierra Nevada is a family-owned and operated business that isn’t driven by shareholder pressure to meet quarterly numbers,” she continued. www.sierranevada.com. www.sufferfestbeer.com Photo: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company